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VOL. XXIV 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., NOVEMBER 23, 1916 



No. 8 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



THE A. A. MEETING. 



Thursday, November 23. 7.15 P. M. Christian 
Association Meetings. 
Stone Hall Parlor. Leader, Frances Wright. 
Topic for discussion, "Have we the moral 
right to be thankful in a world of suffer- 
ing?" 
St. Andrew's Church. Leader, Cora Lee King. 
Subject, "Play and Religion." 
Friday, November 24. 7.30 P. M. Billings Hall. 
Junior-Senior Debate. Question, Popular 
Election of the President. 
Saturday, November 35. Afternoon and Evening. 
Sophomore Promenade. 
8.00 P. M. Society Program Meetings. 
Sunday, November 26. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11.00 A. M. Reverend Edward M. Noyes of 
Newton Center. 
7.00 P. M. Musical Vespers. 
Tuesday, November 28. 7.45 P. M. Billings Hall. 
Mrs. Blanche Z. de Baralt lectures on "What 
French Literature Owes to Spain." 
Wednesday, November 29. 12.30 P. M. Thanks- 
giving Recess begins. 
Thursday, November 30. Thanksgiving Day. 
Friday, December 1. 12.30 P. M. Vacation ends. 
S.00 P. M. Billings Hall. Sir Rabindranath 
Tagore will read from his works. 
Saturday, December 2. 7.30 P. M. The Barn. 
Junior-Freshman Social. 



HONORABLE MENTION LIST FOR 1919. 



Class 1. 



Alice H. Armstrong 
Elizabeth L. Barbour 
Marion Bell^T 
Helen M. BishopN 
Eleanor D. Blodgett > 
Prudence Bostwick\ 
Muriel Coe 
Dorothy Colville 
Dorothy Faris 
Elizabeth F. Freeman 

Class II 



X 



Vera Hemenway 
Evelyn Holt 
Constance M. Loftus 
Susan M. Lowell .^ 
Helen Merrell 
Miriam R. Small '■ 
Marion White 
Margaret Willis 
Elizabeth Zulauf 



Hester L. Anderson 
Susan V. Armstrong- 
Edith A. Bagley . 
Marian V. Bash 
Emily W. Baxter 
Leah R. Bernstein 
Christine Breingan 
Marguerite Brenizer 
Ruth F. Brooks 
Alice Burbank 
Adelaide Carlock 
Alice W. Clough 
Ruth S. Coleman 
Mary Crane 
Gladys T. Edwards 
Charlene Fiebeger 
Alice L. Gait 
Florence E. Goodrich 
Alva B. Hammarskold 
Dorothea Hazzard 
Amelia Henderson 
Mary E. Holland 
E. Marion Holliday 
Edna I. Holtorf 
Margaret H. Hoyt 
Josephine P. January 
Ruth P. Kelly 
Elizabeth R. King 
Anita Kriegsman 
Eleanor Linton 



Mary E. Long 
Helen M. Lumsden 
Miriam G. McClain 
Gladys McCreery 
Mary M. Martin 
Mary V. Martin 
Jane W. Matthews 
Sarah Morrison 
Margaret L. Park 
Rita Pond 
Ruth G. Porter 
M. Eleanor Prentiss 
M. Beatrice Putney 
Ellen L. Richardson 
Dorothy M. Robathan 
Constance Rogers 
Adele M. Rumpf 
Margaret R. Scherer 
Rose Schwenger 
Marjorie I. Scudder 
Ruth Shaw 
Frances M. Southard 
Mary R. Torpey 
Emily G. Trimmer 
Marion Wallace 
Dorothy Weinschenk 
Eleanor White 
Irene H. Wilson 
Mildred Winchester 
Esther L. Worden 



The annual business meeting of the Athletic As- 
sociation was held in the Chapel at 4.15 on Wed- 
nesday, November 15. After the minutes of the 
last meeting had been read and approved, Emma 
Barrett, the president of the Association, an- 
nounced that the business on hand was two-fold, 
the elections of the heads of sports, and the pass- 
ing of several amendments. She also explained 
that the duties of the heads were to keep up the 
spirit and enthusiasm of their squads, to keep the 
records, and to act on the Executive Board. Espe- 
cial emphasis was laid on the last point and the 
responsibilities of this committee were summarized, 
namely the carrying on of all business not brought 
directly before the student body in the annual 
meeting, the care of the funds of the Association, 
and the awarding of W's. It was urged that the 
voting for heads be done thoughtfully, and with 
particular consideration of the nominee's judg- 
ment and sense of proportion. 

As the secretary read the nominations for each 
sport, the girls belonging to it balloted and at the 
end all the votes were collected together. 

The treasurer's report was read and accepted. 
Then, as it was found that the amendments could 
not be passed, owing to the lack of a quorum, 
Emma Barrett took the time before the returns 
came in to tell us of some of the most important 
work done by the Athletic Association last year 
and this fall. Among other things she mentioned 
the removal of many of the Field Day restric- 
tions, the admission of freshmen to the regular 
.;• 4 ~, L!i? t'*rc! f^r tnp i'-nrtr^vi'nipt'f of th* 1 
"dump," the fine golf coach secured for this fall, 
the inter-college Athletic Convention, and the open- 
ing of the active campaign for the swimming pool 
fund. She concluded with words of appreciation 
for the fine spirit and splendid work of the cap- 
tains and heads of sports during the past year. 

The results of the voting were then read. 
Katherine Walton was elected for archery, Eliza- 
beth Hamlin for baseball, Anna Morse for bas- 
ket ball, Geraldine Carmichael for running, and 
Robb Reavill for hockey. In golf and tennis there 
were not enough present to elect a head. 

As soon as the meeting adjourned the classes 
gathered in "Center" to cheer their leaders in 
sports, the new and the old. 

S. T., 1920. 



At an election held on Friday at the polls, 
Amelia Parry was elected Head of Tennis and 
Josephine Cooper, Head of Golf. The following 
amendments to the Constitution of the Athletic 
Association were also passed at this time. 

1. The President, Vice-President, Secretary, 
Treasurer, and Custodian together with the 
Director of the Director of the Department of 
Hygiene and the Heads of the Organized Sports, 
shall constitute an Executive Board. 

2. Such amendments to the Constitution of by- 
laws shall not become valid until approved by the 
Faculty, and until a copy of such amendments, 
dated and signed by the Chairman of the Faculty 
Committee on Constitutions is in the hands of the 
Secretary of the Association, and a copy similarly 
dated and signed has been placed in the Presi- 
dent's office. 

3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of this 
organization to give to the Librarian of the Col- 
lege for the "Historical Collection" on or before 
Commencement Day of each year, a complete col- 
lection of programs of all public meetings of the 



organization and any other historical meetings of 
public interest. 

4. The Treasurer shall hold her accounts open 
to the inspection of the College Auditor. 



AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION FOR 
"THE PRINCE CHAP." 



It was a pleasure to be one of the many enthu- 
siastic girls at the Barnswallows play, "The Prince 
Chap" by Edward Peple, on Friday or Saturday 
night, even though the exigencies of Barn space 
did require one to occupy three and a half square 
inches of floor room directly behind a firm and 
unyielding post. One's interest and sympathy was 
caught from the time William Peyton — the Prince 
Chap — promised the dying artist's model to care 
for her little daughter, Claudia; and was held 
through his efforts in matters personal and moral 
to "figure things out," to the final curtain call with 
hero and heroine in their proper respective posi- 
tions. 

The play in itself was charming. It gave op- 
portunity for much excellent and natural activity 
on the part of all the participants, which notice- 
ably improved from the first to the second scene. 
Chief and dearest to the hearts of the audience 
was William Peyton, whose consistent acting held 
the whole play together, and whose realistic little 
mannerisms were the delight of all. Claudia made 
an appealing little girl, and her interpretation of 
the grown up Claudia was delightful. Runion 
established his character without a word. In a 
most difficult role Puckers provided hearty comedy, 
fckougb whether, there was not also an opportun ity 
for pathos is a question. Especially in the last act 
was the Princess Alice's acting noteworthy; and 
the Englishman, Jack Rodney, was to be congrat- 
ulated on his restraint in that conventional role. 
All the lesser parts were thoughtfully and consist- 
ently taken, and the work of the whole cast re- 
flected great credit both on themselves and their 
coach. 

The home talent orchestra relieved the tedium 
of in-between-the-act waits, and the whole evening 
was a thoroughly satisfying and enjoyable one. 

The cast was: 

William Peyton Ellen Hayes, '18 

Jack Rodney Stanley Partridge, '18 

Marcus Runion Florence Johnson, '19 

Ballington Ethel Schaefer, '20 

Yadda Louise Durham, '20 

Fritz Elsa Graefe, '18 

Truckman Dorothy Black, '20 

Claudia Helen Stockwell, '17 

Mrs. Arrington Margaret Blair, '17 

Phoebe Puckers Kathryn Collins, '20 

Alice Travers ■- Dorothy Bacon, '19 

The committee in charge was composed of Con- 
stance Curtiss, chairman, Dorothy Stern, Marion 
Bastedo, Grace Gray, Josephine Cooper, Edith 
Ewer, Alice Brady, Cyra Sweet and Edna Bowen. 

M. B., 1919. 



A GENEROUS GIFT. 



Mrs. Robert Gould Shaw has given $10,000 
to the college. The money is to be used as 
endowment for the Course in Constitutional Gov- 
ernment now offered by Mr. Cottrell. As the 
idea of equal suffrage advances the necessity for 
women's knowing about the workings of the Amer- 
ican government increases. Wellesley is partic- 
ularly fortunate in being enabled by this generous 
gift of Mrs. Shaw's to offer the best possible in- 
struction in this subject. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarb of Ebitovs 



Helen F. McMillin, 1917, Editor-in-Chief. 

Mae;orie Turner, 1917, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumna; General Secretary and 

Alumnae Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Elizabeth Maris, 1917, Assistant Business Manager. 



Reporters. 
Theodora Holmes, 1917. Louise Stockbridge, 1918. 

Marjorie McGuire, 1917. Dorothy Greene, 1918. 
Katherine Donovan, 1918. Dorothy Collins, 1919. 
Helen Santmyer, 1918. Rose Phelps, 1919. 

Adele Rumpf, 1919. 



Here are a few suggestions, probably worthless. 
But worthless suggestions may have a value, in 
that they show us how difficult is improvement, 
and that we should accept in silence the system we 
have, if we cannot change it for the better. 

H. H. S.. '18. 



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THE SOCIETY QUESTION. 



The discussion of our societies has waxed warm 
during the last few weeks. Smouldering dissatis- 
faction has ceased to be hidden. We seem deter- 
mined to meet the problem fairly and squarely, to 
examine fearlessly the pros and cons of societies, 
and to reach some conclusion which shall satisfy. 
This is as it should be, but we must take care to 
look at the matter in a large way and not decide 
hastily or rashly. 

Much discussion has centered around the dem- 
ocracy of this society system. While we are 
thinking of this point let us not forget that de- 
mocracy as the highest possible ideal for a society 
system is not an axiomatic truth. Can we have a 
"democratic" society system? Perhaps not. But 
do we want one? We shall have to look deeper 
than mere surface facts, and discover the reason 
for being of societies before we decide that. 

We discuss too the feelings of non-society girls 
and argue against societies on the ground that they 
cause people's feelings to be hurt. That is a good 
argument so far as it goes but, can the abolition 
of societies do away with this hurt? In other 
words can one legislate to remedy something which 
from its very nature can only be remedied by per- 
- 5.sr-~L - En d individual thoughtfulness? 

Why is it that fraternities in men's colleges seem 
such stable institutions while women's colleges show 
a great tendency to run societies out of existence? 
Is it because women have feelings more easily hurt 
than men's, or because men are more sternly in- 
considerate of the feelings of their fellows than 
women? Is it because women are more democratic 
— or because men find a larger democracy which 
is almost synonymous with aristocracy? 

These are not rhetorical questions. They really 
need thought before we can answer them. We 
should like to suggest that the point of view of the 
Alumnae who can look at the whole matter more 
dispassionately than we, would help a great deal 
in this matter. We should especially like to re- 
ceive Free Presses on the subject from them. 



THIS COLLEGE OF OURS. 



We, editorially speaking, should like to shake 
by the hand the author of "Who was Mary Hemen- 
way?" published in another column of this issue. 
The desire to gain complete information concern- 
ing one's surroundings is unusual in these days, 
and for that very reason deserves the more praise. 

Although the demand for such information is 
not universal throughout the college, we believe 
that it does exist; and since one of the chief aims 
of the Wellesley College News is to please its 
readers, we beg to announce a series of special 
articles. The first of these articles will concern 
itself with the Historical Collection; succeeding 
articles will relate the histories of the various 
campus houses, including Mary Hemenwny Hall. 
Therefore, author of "Who was Mary Hemenway?" 
and all other earnest seekers of knowledge, if you 
will but possess your souls in patience, and read 
the News as all good students do, you will in time 
come to know all there is to know about the build- 
ings belonging to Wellesley College. 



FREE PRESS. 

I. 

The Society System: A Few Suggestions. 

It has been alleged that the society system is 
undemocratic: if the college must have absolute 
democracy, with no reward for work well done, 
then the society system should be changed. 

There are ways of making societies more demo- 
cratic. But wholly impossible is the most often 
suggested way, of adding societies until there shall 
be room in one for every Senior of diploma grade. 
The thought is appalling; it would mean an ex- 
travagant expenditure of time, strength, and 
money. We are trying to simplify college life, and 
not to make it more elaborate. 

But the societies could be made all-Senior. Then 
there would be places enough in the six of them 
for every Senior of diploma grade. Initiations 
could be in the spring, and the Juniors would have 
a month or so to absorb the traditions and ideals 
of their societies. The houses would be open to 
Juniors all year as at present, and they would lose 
nothing except the very valuable close friendships 
formed in the societies between Seniors and Ju- 
niors. The choice would have to be made: these 
friendships or democracy. 

The placing system, too, has been very severely 
criticized. There are several changes possible 
here; though it is doubtful if anyone of them is 
an improvement, they could be considered. 

The placing committee could be made all-stu- 
dent, with a representative on it from each society. 
The brunt of all criticism would be borne by the 
students, then, and would not fall back on the 
faculty member of the committee. 

The societies could adhere more strictly — or 
most strictly — to the purposes for which they were 
formed. Then the girls would naturally be divided 
into groups according to tastes: those who are in- 
terested in writing, those who care for art, thos< 
who go in for drama, Shakespearean and other- 
wise, and those who like Political Economy. A 
girl would choose a society, not for the friends 
she had there, but for the opportunity she would 
find there for the development of her own talent. 

A girl could be given the opportunity to refuse- 
to j'oin a society to which she did not care to be- 
long. If the eligible list were kept secret, any girl 
to whom the committee could not give one of her 
three choices would be notified, and allowed t 
postpone her entrance into a society until the next 
time. If the matter were kept secret between 
Committee and the girl, no hard feeling would 
ensue, and the next time, the girl might get one of 
her choices. 



II. 

Societies — Yet Again. 



In answer to "Answer to 'Societies — How?' " 
I should like to grant almost entirely the writer's 
objections to the plan. When writing "Societies — 
How?" I did not imagine that I was suggesting an 
ideal system; the choice to my mind, was not be- 
tween evil and good, but between worse and better. 
I felt that for two societies to use one house alter- 
nately, was better than to wait till new houses 
could be provided before admitting everyone to a 
society. I also felt, that, though this might result 
in a greater distinction between the societies, this 
distinction would not be so great with everyone 
the member of one group of an old society, as if 
six brand new societies were made up out of non- 
society girls. I felt that the group really inter- 
ested in the work was so small that division was 
unnecessary. I feel that it is pride and dislike of 
asking favors, not "narrow-mindedness" (as "The 
Other Side" suggests) that keeps some non-society 
girls from using society houses through their so- 
ciety friends; if the houses are large enough to 
accommodate non-society girls indirectly, why can"t 
these girls use the houses of their own right? 

But before deciding whether any plan is prac- 
ticable, and whether societies are worth-while, after 
all, there are many questions which must be an- 
swered; some of them suggested by the unproved 
assertions in "Societies — the Other Side." 

This article states that "the majority is proud" 
of the present system. How did the writer dis- 
cover — how can we find out what is the opinion of 
the majority? 

This article speaks of the "ideal" and "funda- 
mental principle" of the present system. The only 
answer I have received to my questions as to what 
this "ideal" is, has been, that it is "democracy." 
Democracy means, rule by the people; can this 
system claim democracy, when a majority vote of 
the entire college to do so, would not abolish the 
societies? And when the college at large not only 
has no control over the eligible list, but cannot 
even elect, or force to resign, the members of the 
committees which have such control? 

Should girls "not academically strong" have no 
non-academic activities — no recreation? Docs fail- 
ure of diploma grade free a girl from the duty of 
being neighborly? 

The present system offers a reward for disin- 
terested public service — (a contradiction in itself). 
Then it both expects the service to continue to be 
disinterested, and says that it justifies itself by 
stimulating to public service. Yet those girls 
whom the thought of reward does affect, try, not 
to do good academic work, and be unselfish; but 
to get high marks (probably in "snap" courses), 
and to hold offices; yet work, to be good, must lie 
the end in itself, and true public service is usually 
not conspicuous. 



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The Wellesley National Bank 

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For, which is more public-spirited: to be a real 
friend to an unattractive girl, giving up your op- 
portunity for other friendships by so doing; or to 
take this girl down to dinner, and turn down her 
bed for her at night, at the same time allowing 
your friends to know that you are merely "being 
nice," quite neglecting the fact that even the most 
stupid can recognize and resent, patronage? 

Why should a girl, because she has the honor 
and privilege of being Class, or House President, 
have therefore, the honor and privilege of being a 
society member? 

For it is considered an honor to be a society 
member, and non-society girls feel that they have 
somehow failed "to make good." I feel that this 
feeling is quite unjustified; butj when the Presi- 
dent of Inter-society Council states at a class 
meeting, that membership in a society means "good 
college spirit," is it strange that non-society girls 
assume that they are considered to lack such 
spirit? 

If societies are so desirable, why are Freshmen 
and Sophomores so contented? Do they feel a 
lack? 

I think I am right in saying that every upper- 
classman who spoke against functions, or organ- 
izations at the Forum, was a society member; cer- 
tainly it takes no great perception to see that non- 
society girls are more interested in all-college 
activities. In the light of the satiety of social 
events, and meetings in general, that societies seem 
to give, and of our frequent failure of quorums, 
do our societies justify themselves in relation to 
all-college activities? 

M. B. S., 1918. 



III. 

Who was Mary Hemes way? 
Everyone in Wellesley has undergone her physi- 
cal examination at Mary Hemenway Hall. Every- 
one has spent more or less time within her portals 
and outside on the adjoining fields. But who 
was Mary Hemenway? Why was the building 
named for her? Having insatiable curiosity I 
asked myself this question. Seeking to satisfy 
myself, I turned to the ever ready question an- 
swerer, the Freshman Blue Book, but was told that 
Mary Hemenway Hall is a brick building on Cen- 
tral Street, west of the Quadrangle; that it con- 
tains the gymnasium and offices of the Department 
of Hygiene and was opened in 1909. Next seeking 
to find out who this woman was, for assuredly she 
was somebody, I asked some Seniors. Their an- 
swers were varied if not enlightening. "She was a 
woman," said one. "She is the woman who gives 
the physical exams," said another. Others said 
they didn't know and had never thought of it be- 
fore. Next a post-graduate student, a graduate 
of the class of 1915, failed to answer my question. 
So also did a resident of Wellesley. My curiosity 
is still unsatisfied. Who was Mary Hemenway? 
What interest had she in Wellesley? Why was 
the gymnasium named for her? 

M. M., 1919. 
IV. 

Billy Sunday. 

Youth is ever sure, ever positive, and recognizes 
no authority but itself. Which statement looks as 
if it were plagiarized from Francis Bacon. But 
even if it deserves a footnote with a long ago 
date which I should have learned in Literature I, 
nevertheless it applies equally well to our attitude 
and conversation just now about Billy Sunday. 

How often have you heard — perhaps made — re- 
marks like these? 

"No, he wouldn't appeal to me at all!" 

"Oh well, it's only temporary. He just stirs up 
excitement. These men that are 'hitting the trail' 
now will have forgotten what it's all about when 
Billy Sunday has left Boston for a month." 

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How do you know he wouldn't appeal to you? 
Other conservatives have thought the same thing — 
and changed their minds. And before you so 
positively declare that the effect is temporary 
only, would it not be wise to read the report of 
that Western city where a census was taken in the 
church of those who had "hit the trail" at Sun- 
day's meetings two years previous? You criticize 
the man's motives. Have you ever heard him? 
Yes, once, and thereafter feel yourself competent 
to form cast iron rules which cannot be dented by 
the fact that such a man should have two, three, 
perhaps many hearings before you can see through 
the surface eccentricities to the real power and 
sincerity and "worthfulness" that others have 
found to be there. 

This is not logical, this is not broad-minded or 
worthy of college training. Before we make 
sweeping generalities to the world in general it is 
well to realize that our personal views really affect 
only ourselves and cannot be taken as the criterion 
for the attitude of all others. And then we might 
change our minds — if we gave ourselves the chance. 
Margaret Brown, 1919. 



there is still room for anyone who wishes to give 
something toward the fund. Please send your 
contribution to Miss Caroline Hazard, Peace Dale, 
Rhode Island. 



Fraiilein Miiller, of the German Department, is 
planning a trip to Springfield shortly, to lecture 
for the Teachers' Association on two German 
nineteenth century novelists. 



Concert for the German Department. 

There will be a concert December 4, in Billings 
Hall, at 7.45 for students in the German Depart- 
ment. Frau Ernst Schmidt, who has already 
established her popularity in Wellesley will sing 
folk songs — particularly Christmas songs, accom- 
panied by her husband. 

Because of the limited seating capacity of Bill- 
ings, the audience must be restricted to German 
students. 



Dr. L. R. Geissler lectured again this week to 
the classes in Psychology 14 on "Problems in At- 
tention." Dr. Geissler is from Clark University. 



COLLEGE NOTES. 



The removal of the quarantine Wednesday, 
November 15 was the cause of much rejoicing. 
Theaterless Saturday afternoons are now no longer 
a necessity. 



A very large number of Wellesley students went 
in to hear Billy Sunday, Friday evening, November 
11. It was "Student's Night" and the five hundred 
tickets sent out for the use of the college were 
gone in an incredibly short time. 



On Tuesday, November 21, the first of a series 
of three lectures on orchestral instruments was 
given in Billings Hall. Although professional 
players perform, these are in no sense concerts. 
They are lectures with as little talking as possible. 
Many of the illustrations have been composed by 
members of Music courses 6 and 7. The first con- 
cert was on stringed instruments; the second, on 
Tuesday, December 5, will deal with wood-wind 
instruments; the third, on December 12, with the 
brass. All the college is earnestly requested to 
come to Billings at 4.15 on those days. 



The Freshman Choir rehearsals progress with 
pleasing smoothness. If the performance is half 
as good as the rehearsals promise, nobody will 
want to miss Vespers on December 10. 



While contributions for the new antiphonal 
organ in the Chapel are satisfactory in volume, 



Sunday afternoon, November 19, Dr. Louise 
Tayler-Jones ('94) spoke at Billings Hall on her 
work for women and children in Serbia. Dr. 
Tayler-Jones was the first woman surgeon to be 
sent out by the American Red Cross and the 
story of her experiences was most fascinating. 



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STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 
CONFERENCE. 



At Mount Holyoke on November 17 and 18, forty- 
delegates from the twenty-five chief women's col- 
leges east of the Mississippi assembled to discuss 
Student Government in its large whole, and in its 
small details. Our delegates were Dorothy Rhodes, 
Olive Sheldon and Katherine Timberman. 

Thursday afternoon there was a tea for the 
delegates; Thursday night a dance; Friday night 
they gave "Green Stockings"; and Saturday after 
the closed meeting, a banquet in the New Student 
Building. From the account of the entertainment, 
it would seem that there might be scarcely time to 
attend to the purpose of the meeting; but indeed 
there was ! All the problems and difficulties and 
successes were discussed thoroughly, backward and 
forward in the two closed meetings and one open 
meeting on Friday and Saturday. The program 
of the topics under discussion follows. 
First Closed Meeting. 

1. Quiet regulations in dormitory, recitation 
halls, chapel and library. 

2. Dormitory regulations including overnight 
student guests, provisions against theft, chaperon 
rules and entertainment of men. 

3. Penalties, inflicted by House Presidents, ex- 
ecutive board, and recommended to the faculty. 

4. Student representation on matters of curric- 
ulum. 

5. Methods of raising funds. 

6. Publicity. 

Followed by Open Meeting. 
Discussion. Possibilities of future expansion of 
Student Government. 

November 18. Second Closed Meeting. 

1. Practice and success of honor system. 

2. Social life — including extent of faculty 
supervision, treatment of freshmen and day stu- 
dents; entertainment of men; and simplification of 
social schedule. 

In the discussion of these topics, it was interest- 
ing to see how representatives of a brand new as- 
sociation could meet on common ground with those 
of a more advanced organization, and discuss with 
utter frankness and earnestness, the problems 
which troubled them all. Compared with the con- 
ference at Radcliffe two years ago, this showed a 
marked improvement in efficiency and usefulness. 

One of the desires of the Intercollegiate Asso- 
ciation is that its work may become permanent. 
To this end, they have provided for the recording 
of its suggestions; and the cataloging of the char- 
acteristic features of the individual college organ- 
izations, so that information may be obtained 
more easily, and discussion at conferences may be 
limited to more idealistic subjects than what we 
do at our school when girls register "late." 



THIS COLLEGE OF OCRS. 



\i m\ Mater's Memory Book. 

You all have your memory books crowded full 
of happy doings here at college, but do you know 
that the college has a memory book too? — At least 
it is growing as fast as mementoes conic in! The 
Alumna? Association began away back in 189G to 
make this "Historical Collection" for Ahua .Mater. 
You may think the library only a vast fount of 

Academic Knowledge, but in the Pierce Memorial 
Room in the basement! there are such treasures as 
the program of the Rrst Tree Day in '79, a photo- 
graph of President Pendleton in her High School 
days; pictures of sedate- members of the Faculty 
when they were undergraduates, as the bold, dash- 
ing heavily bearded villains in House Plays; fl se1 
of "Rules and Regulations" of the early eighties 
when Wellesley was thoroughly ruled by Faculty 
government. Alter the Fire, when bo much vain- 



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able historical material was lost, an urgent appeal 
was made to the alumnae to search their attics for 
snap shots of class officers, "barn play" casts, 
commencement dinner tickets, newspaper clippings 
— in fact any material that would recall the aca- 
demic or religious or social life of the college. 
They certainly responded generously; it is now up 
to us to give mementoes while we are in college this 
very year ! When you proudly pilot your grandchil- 
dren through Wellesley in the coming years, wouldn't 
you like to take them to the room in the New 
Student Alumnae Building which will be devoted 
to this college memory book to show them pictures 
and things dear with associations of your own col- 
lege days? Maybe snaps of our exciting political 
rally, of the crowning of the May queen, of the 
dances on the green of Tree Day, of the unique 
costumes of Field Day of — well you know all of 
our interesting events. Maybe sonic kind junior 
will present the historic match that lit the famous 
lire that burned the challenged Forensic, to repose 

in .state in the non-academic archives of Wellesley. 

It is really the duty of the secretary of each class 

and every association in college to send in any mate- 
rial to this collection hut single people and com- 
mittees can't do everything! Since the Fire prac 
lieally all Of the wink of stirring enthusiasm and 
cataloging gifts has been done liv \lis-, ('niiiml. 

ibly assisted by Miss Hulh Calkins of the Library 
Staff. So ill's not in- outdone by the alumnae in 
interest anil generosity I Every single undergrad- 
uate who reads this article must have some Snap 

-hot or posier or program that she can spare. 
Bring it to the Loan Desk at the Library, next 
time \ iome there, "for the Historical Collec 



tion!" Then we shall make "Alma Mater's Mem- 
ory Book" truly representative of all our good 
times here at Wellesley. M. I., 1919. 



NOTICE. 

To all Secretaries of College Organizations! 

The Historical Committee of the Alumna' Asso- 
ciation wishes to remind every secretary in college 
of her duty, — and privilege, — to extract from her 
fellow-members and from the organizations as a 
whole, material of public interest for our His- 
torical Collection. \\'e want programs, posters, 
snap-shots, souvenirs of all sorts, no matter how 
seemingly trivial. We should like a dozen photo- 
graphs of the recent political rally; of the coming 
Barnswallows play; of ir,rii dramatic event in 
college. II seems a pity not to have anything in 

our collection to recall the charming plays of last 

C nencement. Is it impossible for 1916, for 

Vlpha Kappa Chi. lor Shakespeare to make up 
thai lack now:- 1990 has already begun to antic- 
ipate her duty in assisting us. Are the upper 
classes ami other organizations going to In- out- 
done by the Freshmen? Where is our "diss 

Spirit," "SOCletj spirit," "all-college loyalty:-" We 

conjure you bj these magic words oil to "hi thit 

work pile up; do it every da] !" 

Material may be left al the loan Desk in tin 

I .ili i-.-t r\ or given to any member "i the committee. 
We are glad i" five any further information. 

(Signed) 

M viitii v I', (us v\ i . "90, Chairman, 

M \h\ It. .lis kiss. '08, ( Miiino.i Gen'l Secy), 

i: i in i l> HiirimTs. (Acting Librarian) 



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My last two phrases you will find 
In chapter three, "Decameron.") 

'Tis said a native fierce and wild 
From Africa was once beguiled — 
(And there compare 
The works of Hare 

Page 9<1.)— 
To leave his shore 
And travel to a land most fair. 
(Prof. Andrews call description "mild.") 

He sailed to India, and then 
He landed safe, (See footnote 10,) 
Upon a rock, 
With his small stock 
Of grub all gone. 
(Compare "King Horn.") 
'Twas not for savages to mock 
At Fate. (First text has "now and then.") 

And so — (See Ibidem,) — he cried. 

He shrieked one shriek, and then he died. 

(For him lament 

Was writ in Ghent 

By Sidney Lee 

In '83, 
Then down to Africa was sent. 
Sir Jones says natives only sighed!) K., '20. 



COALESCENCE ' 

The Growing Together of Similar Terms. 
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THIS IS A GUESSING GAME. 



The answers accompany it; but a prize will be 
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means. 

Oh this is the Township of Wellesley! 

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in the township of Wellesley? (Ans. The 
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.'. What is the pride of three-fourths of the peo- 
ple that live in the township of Wellesley? 
(Answer. The New Buildings). 

3. What is the cause of the pride of three-fourths 
of the people that five in the township of 
Wellesley? Answer. The Fire). 

1. What's the result of the cause of the pride of 
three-fourths of the people that live in the 
township of Wellesley. (Answer. Fire 
Fund Pledges). 

5. Who are the people, all haggard and worn that 
sort the pledges, all dog-eared and torn 
which the students who signed them, exceed- 
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Are slow, though they've taken their oath and 
sworn, 

To pay, e'er the last cold December morn, 

Which causes collectors to wail, weep and mourn. 

And yet in their hope, they are still up borne 

That they have the result of the cause of the 
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HAPPINESS-FRESHMANNE. 



On the evening of November 15 in Wood parlor, 
were united in wedlock Wellesley Nineteen, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laitlee Freshmanne and 
Wood Happiness. The impressive ceremony 
started with a solo, "O Promise Me" by prima 
donna, Louise Holcombe. Then to the strains of 
the Lohengrin Wedding March the bridal proces- 
sion started. After the four little ribbon bearers 
(Frieda Rosenfield, Lena Podoloff, Rita Pond and 
Rachel Yost) the bride's mother (Miss McGregor) 
and sister (Elizabeth Anderson) and the ushers 
had taken their places came two little flower girls 
(Minnie Gould and Ruth Donovan), a page (Sing 
Ling) and ring bearer (Emily Wilson), two 
bridesmaids (Gertrude Cohn and Lucy Sawyer) 
and the maid of honor (Marion Reed). The 
blushing bride (Ann Patterson) was borne down 
the aisle on the arm of her distinguished father, 
Mr. Laitlee Freshmanne (Mary Martin). The 
groom (Frances Koester) with his best man (Edna 
Holtorf) met them at the altar. The Rt. Rev. 
Mary Crowther read the ceremony, in which the 
bride promised to remain faithful on chicken days 
and cheese days, quiet Sundays and noisy Sun- 
days; agreeing that good friends are of greater 
value than elevators and good fellowship than 
kitchenettes and foreswearing the allurements of 
Tower Court or Stone Hall despite the steepness 
of the Hill and the nature of the steps leading 
thereunto. 

The bride and groom were the recipients of 
many handsome gifts, the greater part of which 
are faintly suggestive of Woolworth's. R. V., 18. 



TOWER COURT MINSTREL SHOW. 



The Tower Court sophomores entertained the 
house last Tuesday evening with an original and 
very clever minstrel show. When the other classes 
entered the Great Hall in various masquerade cos- 
tumes, they faced a band of colored minstrels 
whose "make-up" and color scheme did them great- 
est credit. 

Sarah Wallace led the band in some clever orig- 
inal songs, sung to the accompaniment of "ukes," 
tin drums, mandolins and guitars. Catherine Kerr 
and Julia Brannock, acting as endsmen, pro- 
pounded some ingenious and appropriate jokes; 
clever hits on Tower Court inmates and institu- 
tions, and on various matters of college interest. 
More songs were sung; one about "the only thing 
we wait for is the ele-elevator," accompanied by 
whistles, and frantic ringing of bells. 

At the close of the entertainment, dancing was 
furnished by a trained orchestra of sophomores. 
A prize, offered for the most original costume, was 
awarded by Miss Davis to Mona Matthews, who 
was "made-up" as a most effective Turk. Dancing 
was then enjoyed until eight o'clock. 



ANTI-SUFFRAGE MEETING. 



Wellesley had an unusual opportunity to hear 
the anti-suffrage cause presented in keen and 
vigorous fashion, when Miss Marjorie Dorman, 
President of the New York Wage-Earners' Anti- 
Suffrage League, spoke in Billings Hall on Thurs- 
day evening, November ICth. The salient points 
of Miss Dorman's talk were as follows: 

The social injustices against which we work 
are between classes of society and are not between 
men and women as such. Women's votes would 
double the class suffrage, but would not mate- 
rially affect the inter-class situation. 

If a married woman votes as her husband does, 
two people do the work of one and there result 
twice as many votes at no gain. If the wife votes 
against her husband, the two votes nullify each 
other, and are equally useless. 

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him to be her economic protector. If women want 
equality with men in suffrage they should be will- 
ing to accept it in other departments of life. 

That women do not want the vote, and that their 
vote is not necessary for better conditions in this 
country is shown by such facts as these: of the 15 
states which have voted on woman suffrage in the 
past three years, the most sparsely settled voted 
for while the more densely populated decided 
against. 

F. R. L., 1917. 



CHAPEL SERVICES. 



THE LECTURE ON ARGENTINA. 



Sunday, November 19. 
Morxing Service. 
The Right Reverend Robert L. Paddock of 
Hood River, Oregon, led the morning Chapel. He 
told of his personal experiences of the need he 
found for self surrender to the needs of that God 
laid upon him, and made an appeal to the young 
women growing up in college communities not to 
leave unanswered the commission and responsibil- 
ity our education has laid upon us, but to sur- 
render ourselves, as a soldier must, to the call of 
the times, of the country, and of the church. 



Even the tables and the window sills in the 
Geology Lecture Room were utilized by the large 
crowd which gathered to hear a lecture on the 
"Geography of Argentina" by Professor Walter 
S. Tower of the University of Chicago last Tues- 
day evening. Professor Tower attempted to give 
only the larger aspects of the country under dis- 
cussion. He first took up Buenos Aires pointing 
out its rapid growth in the last forty years from 
a small Spanish settlement to a large modern city. 

His audience were next conducted to the pampa 
or grassy section of Argentina, which was de- 
scribed as having a straight line for a horizon 
except where the back of a cow came up against 
the sky-line. Professor Tower explained that the real 
possibilities of Argentina lie in this grassy section 
which is adapted to agriculture. 

Patagonia with its low, shrubbery-like bushes, 
its houses indistinguishable from its barns and its 
natives in "twice-superfluous trousers" proved very 
interesting. The Andean or mountain section 
pictured to the audience a spectacle of grandeur 
on account of tin- impressiveness of walls of rock. 
The last section of Argentina dealt with was the 

forest district with its long straight trees and 
dense undergrowth. Professor Tower had a very 
felicitous way of expressing himself, which kept 
his audience alert throughout the lecture. 

M. II. H. 



Mr. Fitch Addresses Vespers. 
In the meaning of the phrase, "I will arise and 
go unto my father," from the story of the prodigal 
son, there are two great ideas. The first is that 
the son came to himself; that his prodigality had 
not been his real self, but a poor image of his true 
being. The second is that to truly find ourselves, 
we must get back to the source from which we 
spring. We must find ourselves by coming face 
to face with God. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETINGS. 



Dr. Johnston Ross. 
Dr. Ross spoke at Billings Hell. November 16, 
on "What think ye of Christ?" He emphasized 
the universality and the self assertiveness of the 
Chrisl who is the center and consummation of 
human history and who brings man into new rela- 
tionship to God. 



Yll.I.AOE. 

Emma Barret) explained to us thai the Ideals 
of the Athletic Association, namely fair play, self 
control, and appreciation of Bane, healthful living 

arc really Christ] in ideals. Ill Christ we find the 

Fairest play and the supreme Belf-controL Finally 

if we make our bodies the temple of God we 

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Hlumnae department 



ENGAGEMENTS. 



'10. Ina Castle to William R. Jordan of 
Chicago. 

'16. Mary Gove to Earle Pitman, Harvard 'IS 
and M. I. T. '16. 

'17. Ruth M. Adams to Gordon Newton Chris- 
topher of Cincinnati University, Cincinnati, Ohio. 



MARRIAGES. 



'0-2. Van Vi.eck-Petrie. On May 13, 1915, at 
Ingram, Pa., Florence E. Petrie to Frederick Van 
Vleck. Address: Carter and Hodgson Aves., In- 
gram, Pa. 

'05. Carpenter-Seward. In June 1916, at Ma- 
rengo, 111., Marie L. Seward to David G. Car- 
penter. Address: Elkader, 111. 

'14. Daluy-mple-Stewart. On June 6, at Brook- 
line, Mass., Helena F. Stewart to Philip W. Dal- 
rymple. Address: 144 Bronx Ave., Bridgeport, 
Conn. 

'14. Nearing-Cary-. On November 11, at 
Wethersfield, Conn., Jane W. Cary to Harold 
Thayer Nearing, Yale '13. Address: Wethersfield, 
Conn. 

'14. Sweeney-Grimes. On November 9, at 
Lawrence, Mass., Mildred Louise Grimes to Arthur 
Sweeney. Address: 6 Stearns Ave., Lawrence, 
Mass. (After Jan. 1). 

'14. Nehring-Cole. On October 25, at North- 
ville, N. Y., L. Irene Cole to Paul Herman Nehring. 
Address: 590 West 174th St., New York City. 

'15. Holmes-Neimey'er. On October 7 at 
Duluth, Minn., Ruth Katharine Neimeyer to 
Donald Safford Holmes. Address: 2921 Branch 
St., Duluth, Minn. 

'17. Cotton-Hunt. On September 25, at New- 
tonville, Mass., Ernestine Martha Hunt, daughter 
of Mae Ernestine Felch Hunt, '87-'88, to Richard 
Wentworth Cotton of Newtonville. 



BIRTHS. 

•06. In New York City, May 19, a son, John 
Conway, to Mrs. John H. Bush (Marion Conway). 
Mrs. Bush died May 27. 

'07. In Newton, Massachusetts, October, a 
third son, to Mrs. Harry B. Taplin (Helen Hood). 

'08. In St. Joseph, Michigan, October 4, a sec- 
ond daughter, Virginia Hadley, to Mrs. William A. 
Vawter, II (Dorothy R. Fuller). 

Fac. In Wellesley, Massachusetts, November 3, 
a son, Franklin Russell, to Mrs. Franklin Charles 
Fette. 



DEATHS. 



'09. On October 10, at Wellesley, Mass., Mrs. 
Rosamund Pentecost Rothery, asst. librarian 1875- 
77, mother of Agnes E. Rothery. 

'12. On November 11, at Millbury, Mass., 
Walter Lincoln Whitney, father of Marion 
Whitney. 

'90. On June 26, at Winden, Willoughby. Ohio, 
Henry Alden Sherwin, father of Belle Sherwin. 

'07. On August 21, at Troy, N. Y., Edward W. 
Douglas, father of Myra Douglas. 



CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 



'86. Lucy F. Friday to White Tree Inn, Pitts- 
field, Mass. 

'89. Lovisa B. Gere to 163 Lexington Avenue, 
New York, N. Y. 

'00. Rose E. Sherman to Bushwick High School, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'06. Claire Graefe to 1429 Columbus Avenue, 
Sandusky, Ohio. 

'07. Mrs. Albert H. Jordan, (Emma Bixby) to 
Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Col. 



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'08. Mrs. B. S. King, (Ruth R. Stephenson) to 
Sound View Avenue, White Plains, N. Y. 

TO. Anna Gilmore to 1355 Sixth Street, Huron, 
South Dakota. 

TO. Louise D. Larimore to 2035 Chestnut 
Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

'11. Mrs. Alexander S. MacDonald (Hazel 
Hunnewell) to 11 Edgehill Road, Winchester, 
Mass. 

'11. Mrs. Herbert G. Smith (Florence Davis) to 
1039 De Kalb Street, Norristown, Pa. 

'12. Helen M. Glenn to Auto Blue Book Pub- 
lishing Company, 239 W. 59th St., New York, N. Y. 

'12. Josephine Little to 5963 Woodland Place, 
St. Louis, Mo. 

'13. Mrs. Milton Wend (Bessie Scudder) to 
2121 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio. 

'13. Mrs. Rufus B. Jones (Helen G. Logan) to 
697 Potomac Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'13. Helen L. Frank to 1412 Geddes Ave., Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 

'14. Mary H. Hinman (T0-T3) to Spelman 
Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. 

'14. Alice Stoeltzing to 1021 North I St., Taco- 
ma, Washington. 

'14. Irma K. Boehmke to 1819 E. 90th St., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

'15. Margaret S. Norton to c/o The Faulkner 
School, 4746 Dorchester Ave., Chicago, 111. (tem- 
porary) . 

'15. Marjorie Wyckoff to 556 Westfield Avenue, 
Westfield, New Jersey. 



NOTE. 

The Historic Committee is very desirous of ob- 
taining before December 15 the following copies 
of the Wellesley' Magazine: 

No. 2, of Vol. 15, Nov. 1906. 

No. 6, of Vol. 15, Mar. 1907. 

Please send addressed to "Historic Collection," 
Wellesley College Library. 

(Signed) M. P. Conant, '90, Chairman. 



NEWS ITEMS. 



'09. Emma Bucknam is teaching in the Central 
High School, Syracuse, N. Y. Her address is 
Zeta Phi Eta House, 108 ^Waverly Ave., Syracuse, 
N. Y. 

TO. The College has received "Songs of the 
Servians" by Beatrice L. Stevensen, Ph.D.. Welles- 
ley 1910. This study is reprinted from "Liberty," 
(Oakland, California, September, 1916). 

'11. Frances Ann Allen, daughter of Mrs. 
Marguerite Fitzgerald Allen, is the Bowdoin, 1911, 
class baby. 

'11. Florence Kunkel is teaching Psychology at 
the William Smith College, Geneva, N. Y. She is 
also Registrar of the college. Her address Is 
Blackwell House, William Smith College, Geneva, 
N. Y. 

'13. Helen L. Frank is working for an M.A. at 
the University of Michigan. She is working main- 
ly in the Department of Rhetoric. 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS. 



'13. Carolyn Merritt is teaching Junior English 
in the Portland (Oregon) High School. 

'13. Alma Kolk is assistant to the State Botan- 
ist at Albany, N. Y. 

'13. Harriet Selkirk, Marguerite Pearsall, 
Margaret Van Vetchen, and Dorothy W. Ridge- 
way are teaching in the Albany High School. 

'13. Mary Burdett is a resident worker at the 
Girls Club, Waterbury, Conn. 

'13. Marguerite Catlett is taking a Y. W. C. A. 
training course at the Minneapolis Training Center. 

'14. Elizabeth Nagle is sewing _ instructor at 
the Girls Club, Waterbury, Conn. 

'15. Lyle Glover is teaching in the high school, 
Hazelton, Pa. 

'15. Elizabeth Haswell is taking graduate work 
at Columbus (Ohio) University. 

'16. Miriam Iszard is teaching science at the 
New School, Baltimore. 

'16. Gladys Turnbach is taking the Museum 
Training Course in the Wellesley Art Department. 

'16. Ruth Rand is doing graduate work in 
haematology at Cornell University this year. 

'16. Blandine Sturtevant is teaching in the 
High School at Dixfield, Me. 

'16. Sally Steele and Elizabeth Kent are teach- 
ing in the High School at Windham, N. Y. 

Grad. Miss Eloise Robinson, who took her 
Master's degree at Wellesley in 1912, has a story 
"The Hayfield" in the "Outlook" for October 11, 
and in Harper's Magazine for November, another 
story, "Barbara Buys a Bonnet." 



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7 Ware St., Dorchester, Nov. 14, 1916. 

Dear Alumnse Editor: — 

In the interesting diary of an 1875 student in 

the News for November 2, some lines written by 

me for the opening of the Library in College Hall, 

are printed so "as to mar the rhythm and in one 

case to destroy entirely both rhyme and sense. 

For the credit of that Freshman class which was 

composed of so many "bright, particular stars," 

may I give you the correct version? 

Let reverent silence hush our hearts so light, 

While treading on the almost conscious floor 

To reach the enchanted portal open swung tonight. 
* * * 

When reminiscences of us have fled, 

When legends many round this room shall throng, 

One mythlike tale shall rise from out the far-past 

dead, — 
How on a night long kept with memory's pearls, 
The father of the college, 'mid glad looks, 
Stood smiling on his dear, young friends, the girls, 
And introduced to them his old, tried friends, the 

books. 
The verses were written at tHe suggestion of 
Miss Mary Burnham, professor of English Litera- 
ture in 1875, Miss Hallowell having told her that I 
had sometimes attempted verse while her pupil in 
the Bangor High school. 

Yours in friendliness, 

Mary R. Bartlett, '79. 



GOOD NEWS FROM NORTH CHINA. 



All alumnae who have a share in Wellesley's 
work in North China and the Wellesley Christian 
Association which has assumed responsibility for 
the salary of our second secretary, Katharine 
Williams, 1911, will rejoice in the news which lias 
just come from Theresa Severin, 1909. It will be 
remembered that our Y. W. C. A. work in Peking 
could not be organized until two secretaries with 
command of the language were on the ground. 
The temporary appointment by the National Com- 
mittee of .Miss Lily Haas to assist Miss Severin 
makes the opening of the Peking work possible, 
even before Miss Williams completes her langs 
study. Miss Severin, writing under date ol 
October 8, reports the safe arrival of Miss Wil 
liams, and then adds: 



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"At last the date for organization of the Peking 
work has really been set, and on October 21, 1916, 
we are to hold our opening meeting. Can you 
imagine what that simple fact means to one who 
has been waiting three years for it? You have 
been waiting for it too and we are all glad together 
over the possibilities opening up. We have been 
holding small drawing room meetings to explain 
the purpose of the Association and have seventy- 
six pledged members already, and hope to have a 
hundred at the time of the opening meeting. More 
than half of these are Christians which will mean a 
great deal to us in these early days when we are 
eager that the spiritual foundation of the work- 
shall be strong. The membership includes teach- 
ers in government and mission schools, nurses, 
doctors and married women of leisure. Our Bihle 
classes are already under way and we plan to start 
the educational classes as soon as possible after 
the organization date. 

"We have moved into a large Chinese house, in 
a good central location, which is easily adaptable 
to the double purpose of residence for the secre- 
taries and Association rooms. We hope that it 
will be possible to stay here until we have a real 
building of our own, a dream which must surely 
one day come true. Our Chinese secretary is an 
exceptionally able young woman, a graduate of 
the Union College in Peking, and much of our 
progress these p:ist months is due to her splendid 
leadership. And now with the coming of Katha- 
rine Williams what, may we not expect in the 
future:- Though her time will be mainly given to 

language study for the present we could not have 
organized without her, and we are glad beyond 
words thai she is here." 

Wellesley is the first woman's college i" under 
take the support of a Y. W. ('. \. center abroad. 
Surelj Ibis report from Miss Severin will make 
all alumnse feel thai the) wanl to have a share in 
ihis great movement fur the uplift of China's 
i in \urtli China Mission Committee is 

counting on the loyal support "I "III and new con- 
tributors to raise the budget of (9,000 Ql riled for 
inifi-17. Checks made pa] iblc I" W. lb-si, v North 



China Mission may be sent to Eleanor Nagle, 39 
Gage St., Methuen, Mass. 

Mabel E. Emerson, 1905, 

Chairman pro-tern. 



MR. LEO DITRICHSTE1N IN 
"THE GREAT LOVER." 



The supreme event of the dramatic season is 
the engagement of Mr. Leo Ditrichstein in "The 
Great Lover," which comes to the Park Square 
Theatre, Boston, on Monday, November 27, for a 
limited engagement. This is a treat that has been 
awaited with the keenest of interest by those well 
versed in dramatic affairs. It comes from a whole 
year's engagement in New York and three months 
in Chicago, this being the third city in which he 
plays. In this regard it is announced that this is 
the only city in New England in which Mr. 
Ditrichstein will appear. 

In "The Great Lover," l.eo Ditrichstein not 
only lias the best comedy of his artistic career 
behind the footlights, but a remarkably interest- 
ing and individual character which he plays I" 

perfection. In the play he is Jean Paurel, a great 

baritone who has snug and wooed and been petted 
in all the great capitals of the world fur five and 
twenty years. You see him in the days of his 
|iower and you see him at the tragic hour, when. 

quite suddenly, his voire leaves him and he must 
stand aside and hear the acclaim with which the 
great public and nil the people of his little world 
greet the yonng fellow with the fresher voice who 
bis stood waiting in the wings tor the opportunity. 
The role inns tin- gamut of human emotions ami 
Mr. Ditrichstein rises to the helghth of his powers 
in the Interpretation. \s to the play, ii has been 

deftly woven into a delightful story by the sun- 

touch hi ■' master-pen. 

There will he given :m ivlr.i matinee on Thanks- 
giving dav. The regular matinees during this en- 
gagement will in- on Wednesdays ami Saturdays. 

Miil order- will be given prompt oid careful 

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